June 17, 2013
At least 10 soldiers loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were killed in a Damascus car bomb attack which left a further 10 wounded
US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin are to meet for the first time in over a year at the G8 Summit, where they will discuss their opposing views on the Syrian crisis and arming the rebels.
A car bomb was detonated in the Damascus neighbourhood of Mezzeh late on Sunday, near a military airport and several embassies. There have been no reports on the number of casualties as of yet.
June 16, 2013
Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke out against the Western position on the Syrian crisis, criticizing their decision to arm the 'organ eating' Syrian rebels.
Jordan's King Abdullah has said that the Kingdom is ready to act defensively in the face of any threat to its security that arises out of the Syrian civil war.
Extremist fighters in the eastern Syrian province Deir Al Zor have destroyed a Shiite religious building, posting the video on the internet.
American academic Noam Chomsky gives his views on the changing shape of the Middle East in an interview with Al-Akhbar's Maha Zaraket
Iran is to reportedly send 4,000 Iranian Revolutionary Guards to Syria to support President Bashar al-Assad in the fight against opposition forces.
The King returned to Saudi after Washington announced it will arm the Syrian rebels
June 15, 2013
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi announced a definitive cutting of ties with the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and called on world powers to impose a no-fly zone over Syria
Hezbollah leader Hasan Nasrallah has said that Hezbollah will remain fighting alongside troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad and that its involvement in Syria was a calculated move.
US Patriot missiles and F-16 fighter jets have arrived in Jordan for a military exercise, as the north of the country is put on high alert after Hezbollah and regime fighters reached the Jordanian-Syrian border.
June 14, 2013
Vladimir Putin's senior foreign policy adviser said that Russia was not convinced by Washington's evidence documenting chemical weapons use by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
Earlier on Friday, a senior Russian lawmaker said via Twitter that information on the use of chemical weapons by Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad was fabricated. He also suggested the United States would use it to justify intervention in the Syrian conflict.
Former prime minister Saad Hariri said Hezbollah defied Lebanon’s law and granted itself the right to make decisions on behalf of the nation.